Five Routine Minutes: What Is The English Word For 갈비?Posted: June 1, 2012
I traveled with my son this week. We were near his university around dinner time. He had an idea…
He’d taken me to this Korean restaurant before. It is a favorite of his when he is at school and I’ve enjoyed it each time we’ve gone.
As I was looking at the menu, the owner told me about the special of the evening. He didn’t know the English word for ribs, so he pointed at his own ribs and said “it is this”.
I’d never seen anyone use their own body to describe a dish. I ordered the ribs as a tribute to his effort.
I wish I hadn’t done that. They were not good. I think it is only fair to say that everything else I’ve had there has been great.
This was not great. It was bad in a chewy, gnarly, grisly kind of way.
The experience made me wonder…
If that happens, I’m not eating it.
I don’t care how unique the effort is.